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Cinemas of the Americas

A dynamic showcase of fresh work by emerging and veteran filmmakers from South and Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean.


Memory House Casa de Antiguidades

João Paulo Miranda Maria  |  Brazil, France
Drama, Mystery, Social Commentary
German, Portuguese  
In southern Brazil—in a strange Austrian colony of sorts lost in time—indigenous-Black man Cristovam has arrived from the north to take a job at a milk factory. In the face of unrelenting xenophobia and racism, he finds refuge in an abandoned house filled with art objects and folkloric memorabilia that connect him back to his [...]

New Order Nuevo orden

Michel Franco  |  Mexico, France
Crime, Drama, Political, Thriller
Spanish  
Streaming SOLD OUT
Silver Lion, Venice Film Festival Imagine the French Revolution transposed on contemporary Mexico City in the hands of provocative Mexican filmmaker Michel Franco (Daniel and Ana, After Lucia, Chronic). The result: a riveting and prescient dystopian drama that serves as a disquieting cautionary tale for a society marked by extreme class divisions. Just beyond the [...]

The Special Especial

Ignacio Márquez  |  Venezuela, United States
Coming of Age, Drama, Family Affairs, Social Commentary
Spanish  

In this deftly told and uplifting debut, a profoundly charming young man must navigate the challenges of early adulthood with Down Syndrome as he seeks to build a life of independence from his troubled father. Long separated by an ocean of silence and shame, will the two men be able to assemble a common future?

Things We Dare Not Do Cosas que no hacemos

Bruno Santamaria  |   Mexico
Documentary, LGBTQ, Sex and Sexuality
Spanish  

In the small town of El Roblito, 16-year-old Ñoño has a secret that runs counter to the local culture defined by machismo; he loves to dress in women’s clothes. This gorgeously photographed snapshot of rural Mexico tells the exquisite story of an individual who bravely defies the gender norms of their society.

Transoceánicas

Meritxell Colell & Lucia Vassallo  |  Spain, Argentina
Documentary
Spanish  
A years-long correspondence between two filmmakers, this poetic, intimate work finds two friends separated by geography yet bound by their strong emotional connection and the art of the moving image. Meritxell Colell (Facing the Wind), who lives in Barcelona, and Buenos Aires-based Lucía Vassallo (Línea 137), share moments from their lives both beautiful and banal [...]